It’s been a really long and stressful day. Lizze is heartbroken and everyone’s on edge. Lizze had an emergency appointment with her therapist this afternoon. It helped her to begin processing her grief.
While she was in therapy, the rest of us had to run to Best Buy to swap out our new pressure cooker. The seal on the lid went bad and wouldn’t allow it to build up pressure. Anyway, the new one works great.
I cooked chicken breast tonight and it worked perfectly. In fact, four out of the five of us ate it. Elliott wouldn’t even try it. I’m going to add that to the win column anyway because we need a goddamn win right now.
We did figure out what we’re doing for calling hours and the funeral, in regards to the kids.
Assuming the boys go to school this morning, Lizze and I will have to go clothes shopping for ourselves. We don’t own dress clothes because we never have a need to wear them. That will have to corrected before services.
My parents are going to watch the boys for calling hours tonight. Assuming they make it to school on Friday, Gavin will probably go to my parents house.
Lizze and I will go to the funeral at noon on Friday. After the services, we will get the kids from school and take them back to the church for a luncheon. I was talking to Lizze’s Mom and she suggested that. This way the boys can be a part of the process without being to immersed. It sounds like a really good idea.
I’m pretty sure that’s what Lizze and I are going to do. It seems like it’s the reasonable approach. We’re trying to do right by them and give them a chance to be a part of the process.
We’ll have to see how it goes.
The next couple of days are going to be emotionally challenging and I’m hoping I have enough to help get everyone through it.